What are sealants? Sealants are made of a very thin plastic material, and they are applied to places most at risk of developing cavities and tooth decay. For most people, that’s the spaces between teeth and the chewing surfaces of molars. Sealants help prevent cavities in the places that are hardest to reach with brushing and flossing.
While dentists have been applying sealants to the newly erupted permanent teeth of children for quite some time, many adults are now choosing to have this quick and painless preventative care procedure done. A sealant may last several years before it needs to be replaced, and should be checked at each dental exam.
If you are prone to tooth decay and want to protect the healthy enamel of your teeth, sealants may be a good choice for you. Be sure to ask about sealants during your next office visit, or call now to schedule an appointment. Along with dental hygiene, regular brushing, flossing and checkups, sealants are a great solution to healthier teeth.